Monday, April 30, 2012

Earth v Sky, City of Sydney public art project

Twilight in Sydney is newly alive with colour, through a public art project that’s graceful, bewitching, colourful, and sustainable to boot.

The City of Sydney has unveiled a new artwork in Bicentennial Park, a dynamic and shifting light piece by artist Allan Giddy. Using technology that continuously samples the colour of the sky

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Craft Shop at Craft Victoria

Fridays here are all about the shops in one way or another, and this one's online (and instore). Craft Victoria have a range of deliciously unique and colourful things for sale and, with Mothers' Day coming up, it struck me that this would be one place to source some great gifts. How about these, for starters?

Shop online at The Craft Shop, and visit Craft Victoria at 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Grace Cossington-Smith

Google informed me, kindly, that it is Grace Cossington Smith's 120th birthday today, so I thought I'd join in. I've always loved this era of Australian women's art - so colourful, so feminine, but so spirited and gutsy at the same time. You can see this painting (Poinsettias, 1931) at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Parallel Collisions: 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia

Parallel Collisions is divided into three sections and spread across the Gallery’s spaces, intermingling the new and transitory with the old and permanent. The Tracking Shot, in the temporary exhibitions space downstairs, presents the new work of sixteen artists. The Redux presents a revisitation of seven Australian artists, while The Incursions bring contemporary still, video, and installation works into contact

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Melbourne market diary


After attending the Richmond Weekender’s Homemakers Market a couple of weekends ago, I became just a smidge enthusiastic about markets. The day was quite a treat, with a small but terrific group of stalls: lovely leaf teas, pots and cups from

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

That's what's up

I don't usually blog music, but this new track from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is just so good that it begged me for a quick post. Exuberant, quirky, and supremely charming, this folk-country-indie song will have you bopping and slapping your knee like there are daisies raining from the skies. Click 'Read More' to have a listen.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hobart shopping guide

This list is far from exhaustive I'm sure, but here are some short notes about the best spots for a browse and a buy that I found whilst in Hobart. Most of these places specialise in creations from small-scale Tasmanian designers or local artisan food producers, meaning that you can get your hands on some unique and yummy things. Also take a peek at my general thoughts on the lovely city of Hobart here.